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Love Poems of February #12 of 14

February 24, 2013

Here’s the 12th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

The idea for today’s poem was to write one with a different tone/voice or perspective. Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

NOT a cYnical Love Poem
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Love is a commodity

used

not just idealized to
sell something

but as an ego-stroke
or a piece of real estate to own

something for the man or woman
who has everything

or nothing at all
to possess,

but that means
love is priceless and cheap

and if there is something that’s as free
as government cheese

is it worth having?
‘Well don’t we always want what we can’t have?’

says the man on TV,
repeating what the drunk

in the bar
said last night.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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